Budd Mishkin has created and hosted nights of compelling conversation at venues all around New York and New Jersey, including Barnes and Noble, the Museum of the City of New York, the Museum of Jewish Heritage and primarily the 92nd St. Y. His guests have included Bob Costas, Wynton Marsalis, Dan Rather, Gloria Steinem, Suzanne Vega, Kareem Abdul Jabbar and many more. Here are some of the nights that Budd has hosted over the past decade.
BUDD MISHKIN WITH ROBERT KLEIN SEPTEMBER 23, 2020
There are a lot of great standup comics. Robert Klein is my favorite. He is the bridge between the comics of the Borscht Belt and the standups of the Seinfeld generation, who absolutely love Klein. And for good reason. What a treat to get an opportunity to interview him, albeit remotely at this time of Covid.
BUDD MISHKIN WITH LORIN SKLAMBERG AND FRANK LONDON OF THE KLEZMATICS
OCTOBER 7, 2020
When I think about klezmer music, I first think of The Klezmatics. So it was an absolute pleasure to interview two of the founding members, Frank London and Lorin Sklamberg. The show was on behalf of the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Live program. The Folksbiene is perhaps best known for staging the acclaimed Yiddish version of Fiddler on the Roof. Frank and Lorin have had amazing careers, both in The Klezmatics and in collaboration with musicians around the world. Enjoy.
Budd Mishkin with David Margolick at the Roosevelt House at Hunter College in New York
Budd Mishkin with Mary Matalin and James Carville at the 92nd St. Y, January 8, 2014
The political mixed marriage of Mary Matalin and James Carville spoke about one of the most dissected marriages in politics, united in love of family and New Orleans but on opposite sides of the political aisle.
“New York Stories: Budd Mishkin with Liz Smith, Gay Talese, Pete Hamill and Calvin Trillin
at the 92nd St. Y, November 3, 2013
What a night of great stories from four gifted storytellers, including stories of coming to New York, the first blush of success and the continued fulfillment of writing.
Budd Mishkin with David Johansen at the 92nd St. Y, September 21, 2015
A New York original, David Johansen talked about growing up on Staten Island and his various musical chapters, including Buster Poindexter and The New York Dolls.
Budd Mishkin with David Duchovny at the 92nd St. Y, April 19, 2016
David Duchovny came to the 92nd St. Y to promote a novel entitled Bucky F….ing Dent. He spoke about growing up in New York playing baseball, his music career and of course The X Files.
Budd Mishkin with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at the 92nd St. Y, 2013
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had an amazing basketball career. But he is hardly defined by his accomplishments on the court. He is a prolific author, on this occasion promoting a young adult book called “Sasquatch in the Paint.” Abdul-Jabbar spoke about growing up in New York, initially preferring baseball to basketball, an NBA Hall of Fame career and lessons beyond the court.
Budd Mishkin with Tim Gunn at the 92nd St. Y, March 11, 2008
For years, Tim Gunn was influential in the fashion world as a faculty member of Parsons The New School of Design. And then came Project Runway. Gunn spoke about fame after 50, his fashion likes and dislikes and a fascinating childhood with a father who was J. Edgar Hoover’s right hand man at the FBI. And there’s a hilarious story about the actress Vivian Vance.
Budd Mishkin with Morley Safer at the 92nd St. Y, December 17, 2009
Morley Safer spoke about covering the Vietnam War, his thoughts on the world of art and traveling the world for 60 Minutes.
Budd Mishkin with Graham Nash at the 92nd St. Y, February 26, 2016
Graham Nash spoke with Budd as he was getting ready to release his most recent album This Path Tonight. He discussed growing up in post war Great Britain, his first time in New York, The Hollies and the creation and the highs and lows of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.